Alberta Whittle: create dangerously is on now at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. It is the largest showing of Alberta’s works to date.
Alongside new artworks, the exhibition include Lagareh – The Last Born, the film installation which the artist presented at the Venice Biennale in 2022, commissioned by Scotland+Venice, and the tapestry, Entanglement is more than blood.
Works in this exhibition openly address racism, chattel enslavement, violence and grief. Texts throughout the exhibition consider these issues and themes, and how they relate to colonialism.
73 & 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
On now until Sun 7 Jan 2024
Open daily, 10am-5pm
Alberta Whittle is an artist, researcher, and curator. She represented Scotland at the Scotland at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022, and was awarded a Turner Bursary, the Frieze Artist Award, and a Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award in 2020. Alberta is a PhD candidate at Edinburgh College of Art and is a Research Associate at The University of Johannesburg. She was a RAW Academie Fellow at RAW Material in Dakar in 2018 and is the Margaret Tait Award winner for 2018/9.
Her creative practice is motivated by the desire to manifest self-compassion and collective care as key methods in battling anti-blackness. She choreographs interactive installations, using film, sculpture, and performance as site-specific artworks in public and private spaces.
Alberta has exhibited and performed in various solo and group shows, including at Venice Biennale, Jupiter Artland, Tate Modern, Gothenburg Biennale, The Lisson Gallery, MIMA, Viborg Kunstal, Remai Modern, Liverpool Biennale, Art Night London, The British Art Show – Aberdeen, Glasgow International, Grand Union, Eastside Projects, DCA, GoMA, Glasgow, amongst others.
Her work has been acquired for the UK National Collections, The Scottish National Gallery Collections, Glasgow Museums Collections and The Contemporary Art Research Collection at Edinburgh College of Art amongst other private collections.
Alberta’s writing has been published in MAP magazine, Visual Culture in Britain, Visual Studies, Art South Africa and Critical Arts Academic Journal.